The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the parish of Saint William which the Bishop has entrusted to him. He makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the parish. In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.
Positions employed at Saint William help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.
The Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) will be capable of administering the programs and events related to middle school and high school youth ministry, including RCIA adapted for youth in conjunction with the goals and objectives as determined by the pastor or his representative. This person will be a bilingual, professional, full-time salary member of the parish staff and experienced in comprehensive youth ministry. Ideally, this person holds a degree in theology, religious education, pastoral ministry, or a related field and at least five years of paid youth ministry in a parish or a certification in youth ministry from the Diocese of Austin and at least eight years of inexperience in paid in a youth ministry position. A master’s degree is preferable.
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Director of Faith Formation
Director of Adult Faith Formation
Essential Job Duties
- Coordinates the outreach and evangelization of all youth who live within the parish boundaries by inviting youth into intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church and to empower them to live as intentional disciples in the world today.
- Spends a half hour in prayer each day.
- Ministers by being culturally sensitive and by taking an active approach to communicate with families through materials in both English and Spanish.
- Forms the catechists/core team on the implementation of comprehensive youth ministry.
- Develops a plan for adolescent that utilizes a variety of pedagogic practices.
- Develops a policies and procedures for comprehensive youth ministry at Saint William.
- Develops a teen and family handbook for youth ministry.
- Develops and maintains positive and appropriate relationship, trust with the youth and parents.
- Fosters the involvement of youth in the life of the parish as well as parish activities.
- Avails the youth to special programs of spiritual growth and fellowship such as mission activities, retreats,
- Assures that reasonable accommodations are made and that programs are accessible to families, including persons with diverse learning needs.
- Coordinates Theology of the Body (TOB) formation for teens and support material for the parents through media and participation in TOB.
- Advocates and care for youth and parents in crisis, and then intervene appropriately by referring the family to priests, professionals, or to other appropriate resources.
- Provides comprehensive formation and a retreat for Confirmation and maintain sacramental records for all sacraments.
- Fosters the full implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for the youth.
- Collaborates with the Faith Formation staff and Coordinator for Liturgy in preparing the various RCIA rites.
- Provides suitable formation for the catechumens, candidates, and parents of such, and provides materials for the formation of sponsors/godparents.
- Assures that the catechumens and candidates are properly disposed to receive the sacraments with reverence and devotion.
- Supports the parents of youth through information, seminars etc.
- Fosters communication with teens and their families through media.
- Provides resources to parish staff on issues related to youth and youth ministry.
- Coordinates and forms the youth for active participation for Vacation Bible School and Escuela de Biblia en Vacaciones.
- Recruits, forms, supports, and evaluate volunteers, catechists, core team and youth leaders.
- Attends parish staff meetings and facilitate Faith Formation staff meeting with the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Director of Faith Formation.
- Communicates to parish, parish staff and supervisor regarding youth ministry.
- Maintains files on all teens involved in the faith formation program
- Prepares, submits, and administer a proposed budget each year.
- Maintains accurate financial records as required by parish policy.
- Adheres to all copyright laws for publications, music, and media.
- Seeks to improve personal skills and abilities through formation.
- Manages time by being self-motivated, taking initiative and managing their time.
- Pursue diocesan certification for Theology of the Body.
- Serve as the liaison between the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry and Saint William.
- Participate in the local and national church, as well as professional organization (g. NFCYM) as budget and time allows. Priority is given to youth ministry in the parish.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Executes comprehensive ministry, along with the Coordinators of Youth Ministry based on Evangelii Nuntiandi, Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry and the Directory for Catechesis.
- Selects a high school curriculum that is approved by the Diocese of Austin and adheres to the framework instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Adheres to the Bishop’s protocol for sixth to eighth-grade catechesis.
- Execute the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies and provide accurate and updated information to data of EIM compliant adults the Volunteer Coordinator.
- Coordinates Called to Protect for Youth™ and provide accurate records for the yearly diocesan audit.
- Implements the USCCSB’s Social Media Guidelines.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry, or related field, and at least 5 years of paid youth ministry in a parish setting.
- Undergraduate degree in Theology, Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field, and at least 5 years of paid youth ministry in a parish setting.
- A certificate in youth ministry from the Diocese of Austin and at least eight years of paid youth ministry in a parish setting.
- English (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing).
- Spanish (proficient in conversing).
- Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
- Knowledge of Evangelii Nuntiandi, Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry and the Directory for Catechesis.
- Must be certified in Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry within 60 days of employment and maintain certification throughout the employment period.
- Valid Texas driver’s license.